The United Arab Emirates is a futuristic nation that attracts many tourists around the world. They are undoubtedly the most advanced Arab nation and one of the richest ones … many of its constructions evoke a West that has surpassed in innovation and futurism.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Among the desert dunes, it is a city made up of skyscrapers and artificial gardens: the Burj Khalifa skyscraper which is the highest in the world with its 800 meters and the Rotating Tower, a skyscraper that rotates on itself, or the famous” Vela ” famous 7-star hotel and“ The Palm ”, a series of artificial islands in the shape of a palm, visible even from space.
The life of the Bedouins, sea travel, flora, fauna, dances, crafts and local archeology and architectural development. In the heart of so much history and so much progress, a visit to the Gold Souk is a unique experience: the richest Arab market in the world!
But Dubai is also a seaside destination, the residential district “The Walk”, a vast shopping area full of elegant shops in Dubai Media City and a large water park.
It offers endless sports and entertainment possibilities, as well as a crystalline and warm sea, and unique attractions in the world, such as the Ferrari World Theme Park, the first theme park dedicated to Ferraris, on the Island of Yas, and also in Yas the new Warner Bros Wolrd, the Louvre Museum in Saadiyat which will be followed by the Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Museum of Abu Dhabi, The Performing Arts Center, a multifunctional space for theatrical performances, dance performances and concerts and the Maritime Museum, still in the planning stage.
The attraction and integral part of the town’s urban planning is in fact the seafront, known as the Corniche, which extends for 8 km and intentionally recalls the Promenade of Nice; follows the coastline dotted with playgrounds for children, cycle paths, pedestrian paths, cafés, restaurants and Corniche Beach, a supervised seaside park that has been awarded the Blue Flag, a prestigious international recognition that certifies beaches and marinas with clean and safe, while around it there are splendid natural islands, each with different characteristics.
Seaside tourist destination, thanks to its white beaches, especially luxury ones. Here you can also visit the Ajman Museum in the marvelous 18th century fortress, Dhow Yard and Mowaihat, one of the most famous archaeological sites in all the Arab Emirates, discovered in 1986.
Sharjah, considered the cultural capital of the Emirates, boasts the recognition of the Cultural Capital of the Arab world according to UNESCO; among its most important monuments is the Museum of Islamic Art with more than 5000 artistic artifacts and scientific instruments: it is an old restored souk with a dome with zodiacal decorations. It stands on an extremely characteristic natural area with many swampy and at the same time salty areas and gravel plains, and part of the Rub ‘al-Khali, the second largest sandy desert in the world, with dunes up to 300 m in height.
Small, sleepy, quaint, with no international resort or megamall, it has a retro vibe in stark contrast to the rest of the Emirates; the most important tourist attractions are the Umm Al Quwain Fort, now a museum, the Old Port, the Umm al Quwain Islands and the archaeological excavations of Al-Dour, an important pre-Islamic settlement, and the Dreamland Aqua Park.